In spite of the vitriol of the president-elect, and the bubbling anger and rage that can be felt in our land, it is a fact that we as people are not wired to hate. We are wired to care for others; we are wired for compassion; we are wired to be in community with each… Read More God, Waiting
Sometimes, you have to be snatched out of your comfort zone in order to move into the next phase of your life. I have written about myself being reclusive, comfortably snug in a cocoon of my own making. I have known for a while that I needed to come of out the cocoon, but I… Read More Leaving the Cocoon
The tragic suicide of the young nurse, Jacintha Saldanha, who was caught up in the phone hoax perpetrated by two Australian DJs, gaining access to information about Kate Middleton, reminded me of how difficult and distasteful the subject of suicide is. When Kansas City Chiefs linebacker Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend, and then… Read More In Suicide, Does Religion Help?
One of the biggest frustrations I have about being a Christian and using the Bible as my text of reference is that there is no ONE interpretation of the words written in our sacred book. Peter Gomes, the late chaplain of Harvard University, writes in The Good Book: Reading the Bible with Head and Heart,… Read More
You’d think after a while that disparaging things said about people of African descent, will let up, but it never ends. At what should have been the pinnacle of her career, Greek triple jumper Voula Papachristou was banished from the Olympic Games on Wednesday after making racist comments and expressing right-wing sentiments on Twitter. “With… Read More Racism: Ingrained Ignorance